Art Toronto 2018 â€” Show Guide
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The Curator Series Art Tours
Canadian Art Editor Tours
Join one of Art Toronto’s engaging art tours. Tours are included with admission and last approximately 45 minutes. Check in at the Information Desk to participate. Arrive early as space is limited.
Join Canadian Art editors Nicholas Brown, Merray Gerges, Bryne McLaughlin, and Leah Sandals at 2PM every day as they discuss their favourite artists and artworks at Art Toronto. Tours begin at the Canadian Art booth.
Friday, October 26 3:00PM / Sara Angel Founder and Executive Director, Art Canada Institute/Institut de l’art canadien
Friday, October 26 Merray Gerges Assistant Editor
On Canadian Masterworks
Saturday, October 27 Bryne McLaughlin Senior Editor
Saturday, October 27 3:00PM / Amy Fung Writer, Curator, Organizer of Multifarious events On Redefining Canadian Art Sunday, October 28 3:00PM / Meeka Walsh Editor, Border Crossings On Collecting and its Sources: The Eye, The Heart, and the Bank Account
SOLO Salon Art Talks Join a selection of Art Toronto’s SOLO artists as they discuss their work through the lens of shared themes. Saturday, October 27 5:00PM / Terence Dick Art Critic & Editor at Akimbo.ca Representing Histories: from the Documentary to the Dystopian in conversation with artists Véronique La Perrière M., Micah Lexier, Shawn Hunt, Tyler Bright Hilton, and Tyler Los-Jones. Sunday, October 28 5:00PM / Derek Liddington Pop Culture in Contemporary Painting in conversation with artists Louis-Philippe Côté, Dil Hildebrand, and Tessar Lo.
Sunday, October 28 Nicholas Brown Manager of Programming and Contributing Editor
PLATFORM—Friday, October 26 PLATFORM is Art Toronto’s comprehensive lineup of talks and panel discussions where listeners will hear from influential art world figures on important and trending topics. These complimentary talks are held on the Art Toronto stage and last approximately one hour.
RBC presents a conversation on collecting, through the lens of supporting the work of emerging artists. The conversation will investigate strategies that challenge conventional gallery models and the most impactful ways to cultivate and support the work of emerging artists. Facilitated by Canadian Art, this talk will be moderated by Editor-In-Chief and Copublisher David Balzer, in conversation with Joanie Tremblay, Artist and former Director/Co-founder of Projet Pangée (Montreal), and Davida Nemeroff, Artist and Principal of Night Gallery (Los Angeles).
Monday, October 29 Leah Sandals, News and Special Section Editor
Sunday, October 28 3:00PM / Baseball – The Art of the Game AXA Booth AXA is taking the opportunity to expand our perspectives on art. In this informal interview, David Angelo will share his passion and examples from his collection of illustrated baseballs by George Sosnack.
Art in the Cloud Presented by C MAGAZINE Anna Khachiyan will give a talk which functions as a companion piece to her essay Art Won’t Save Us (Open Space, 2018), in which she critiqued the self-congratulatory and ineffectual attempts at “resistance” coming out of the art world and argued that we have more to fear from the uncontested cultural and economic hegemony of tech firms than from any sort of political administration. Khachiyan will pick up where she left off, asking what part, if any, does art have in posing a political challenge to platform capitalism?
Collectors’ Corner Presented by AXA Saturday, October 27 3:00PM / Jewellery – The Art of Design AXA Booth Join AXA for an intimate conversation on the artistry of jewellery design with collector Beverly Creed and jewellery designer Myles Mindham.
Conversations on an Emerging Market Presented by Presenting Sponsor, RBC
POWER TALKS: SOCIAL ENGINEER: THE ARTIST AS BRIDGE BUILDER with Cannupa Hanska Luger Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Cannupa Hanska Luger is a multi-disciplinary artist, working to respond to timely and site-specific issues through social collaboration. This talk will delve into how in a world polarized politically, economically, racially, and sexually we are forced to question our trust. And the role of the Artist as a bridge builder connecting people that may not engage with one another to create work together.
Film Screening and Curator’s Talk Presented by the National Gallery of Art Join Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Barbara Fisher, Director of the University of Toronto Art Centre, and Asinnajaq of the Isuma curatorial team for a screening of a recently completed episode of Hunting with My Ancestors and a discussion about Canada’s participation at the Venice Biennale and the recently reopened Canada Pavilion, following a major restoration.
PLATFORM—Saturday, October 27
PLATFORM—Sunday, October 28
Breaking Ground: New Models of Engaging Audiences Presented by Show Sponsor, AXA In a city with a range of museums, galleries, and events, how can new communities be engaged, or re-engaged, with the visual arts? What grabs your attention or makes you feel a part of your cultural community? Join AXA for a discussion with Jenn Goodwin, Programming Supervisor, Arts & Culture Services, City of Toronto; November Paynter, Director of Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto; and Ilana Shamoon, Director of Programming, Toronto Biennial of Art, as they explore related challenges as well as the creative solutions they are developing to draw new visitors and better understand their audiences.
FOCUS: CALIFORNIA: all weather: three projects in the California landscape There are various Californias, geographical and psychological states that reflect the diversity of the culture. With projects rooted in the state, this panel will illuminate ways in which the north, south, and desert inspire artistic sensibilities and possibilities. Moderated by FOCUS: California curator Glen Helfand this discussion includes Californian artist Karla Wozniak; Canadian born-LA based artist Suné Woods; and Matthew Schum, Curator, Desert X.
OWER TALKS: HOW TO TAKE APART AN IMAGE P AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER with Kota Ezawa Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery For the past 15 years, Kota Ezawa has transformed historic films, videos, photographs, and paintings into digital animations, light box installations, and outdoor sculptures. In this talk, Ezawa will show examples from his ongoing body of work, including his animation of the OJ Simpson verdict, the re-construction of 13 artworks stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), and his most current project, a watercolour animation of football players kneeling during the national anthem. Along with his own work, Ezawa will present an introduction to the intersecting histories of animation and image sampling that inspired his practice. Ezawa is represented by Haines Gallery (San Francisco).
Of National Importance Presented by Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) A recent judgment by the Federal Court of Canada on the interpretation of what constitutes Cultural Property challenges the meanings of “national heritage,” and “national importance.” This roundtable discussion will probe the essence and ramifications of the decision, both for the Canadian art market and national public collections. Moderated by Gregory Humeniuk, Independent Art Historian; with Julian Cox, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario; Sharilyn Ingram, Chair, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board; Jeanette Langmann, Director, Uno Langmann Ltd. Fine Art; and Stephen Smart, Retired Lawyer and Art Collector/Consultant.
POWER TALKS: WHY MUSEUMS DOES EXIST? with Sandra Guimarães Presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Addressing the potential of Remai Modern, this talk will consider questions about the role of museums today—their proximity with the inhabitants of a city, and ability to create a space in which production can occur. Since August 2015, Guimarães has served as Director of Programs and Chief Curator at the Remai Modern (Saskatoon), following 11 years at the Serralves Museum (Porto).
Lines of Inquiry Presented by the Toronto Biennial of Art An introduction to the developing lines of inquiry for the forthcoming inaugural 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art and an announcement of the first group of participating artists. The discussion will be led by Toronto Biennial of Art 2019 Senior Curator, Candice Hopkins and 2019 Curator, Tairone Bastien, with special guests.
Climates Presented by Lead Partner, Canadian Art Jayne Wilkinson, Managing Editor at Canadian Art, moderates a conversation with artists Christina Battle, Kelly Jazvac and Tyler Los-Jones whose work explores “Climates,” the theme of the Fall 2018 issue of Canadian Art. The panel considers how artists address climate change without resorting to images of weather disasters and catastrophe, and various approaches to working with researchers from across disciplines.
ART BISTRO X THE DRAKE
This year Art Toronto highlights important Canadian artworks created before 1968 which are showcased at galleries who exhibit historic and secondary market work at the fair. Look for this logo which designates specific artworks included in this highlight.
Art Toronto is excited to announce our on-site Restaurant Partner, The Drake. Led by Chef Matt Ravenscroft, Drake Catering brings a unique personality + endless energy to the fair with an artfully-curated food + beverage experience, accented with an installation by artist Tiziana La Melia. Be sure to stop by the ART BISTRO × THE DRAKE.
RBC Canadian Painting Competition
ART BISTRO × THE DRAKE
Presenting Sponsor RBC will display work by the 15 finalists of the 20th RBC Canadian Painting Competition including this year’s winning piece, In the Morning by Amanda Boulos. The competition emerged as an opportunity to discover promising new artists in the early stages of their careers, and today shines a spotlight on their contributions to the cultural fabric of Canada.
Art Toronto Design: The Park Art Toronto welcomes you to the fourth year of Art Toronto Design under the design direction of Nicole Engelmann and architect James Khamsi of DCSK. This year’s design initiative The Park in conjunction with the FOCUS: California exhibition presents a curated selection of video works by local and international artists reflecting on abstract interpretations and notions of landscape. Works are presented as movies in the park with expanses of green lawns and bleacher seating. Amanda Boulos, In the Morning
Featuring video works by Shannon Bool (Daniel Faria Gallery C28), Nathalie Bujold (ELLEPHANTC37), Kota Ezawa, Caroline Monnet (Galerie Division C25), Aude Moreau (Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran C29), Chris Sollars, and Kandis Williams (Night Gallery F1).
3/edition Toronto 3/edition Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and International art book initiatives. 3/edition will continue to program auxiliary, educational programming in collaboration with our vendors, contributors, and programming sponsors, in hopes of furthering our mandate and the pedagogy of art-book making and collecting. 3/edition is located in Lobby level of the fair.
Nathalie Bujold, Retour sans repos ni halte (Return Without a Rest or Break). Courtesy of ELLEPHANT (C37)
C20 COOPER COLE (Toronto)
B6 Corkin Gallery (Toronto)
Fazakas Trois Points MKG127
C41 Barbara Edwards Contemporary (Toronto)
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SOLO Institutions Sponsors & Partners
S1 Meryl McMaster: Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto) & Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (Montreal, Toronto) S12 Mark Puchala: Mark Christopher Gallery (Toronto) S8 Véronique La Perrière: M. Galerie D’Este (Montreal) S3 Shawn Hunt: Macaulay & Co. Fine Art (Vancouver) S4 Dil Hildebrand: Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (Montreal, Toronto) S10 Regine Schumann: Axel Pairon Gallery (Knokke) S7 Tessar Lo: Project Gallery (Toronto) S9 Ryan Sluggett: TrépanierBaer Gallery (Calgary) S11 Tyler Bright Hilton: VIVIANEART (Calgary)
Raphael RBC Canadian Painting Competition
ARTS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS B19 Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC)(Toronto)
C35 Susan Eley Fine Art (New York)
Elevator B1 Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (Toronto)
ART BISTRO X THE DRAKE
B12 Border Crossings Magazine (Winnipeg)
RBC VIP Lounge
B20 Canadian Art Magazine (Toronto)
B3 VIP Entrance
C29 Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran (Montreal)
C11 Olga Korper Gallery (Toronto)
A4 Galerie Raphael (Frankfurt, Paris)
C28 Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto)
A20 Galerie Claude Lafitte (Montreal)
C15 Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montreal)
C4 Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto)
C34 Galerie Laroche/Joncas (Montreal)
C23 Franc Gallery (Vancouver) C36 Galerie 3 (Quebec City) C47 General Hardware Contemporary (Toronto)
C48 Carla Fernández (Mexico City) B17 Inuit Art Foundation (Toronto) B2 McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg) B13 Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) (Toronto)
Greeting and Information
B8 Equinox Gallery (Vancouver)
B16 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto) B18 Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton)
C37 ELLEPHANT (Montreal)
VERGE/ Young & Emerging Galleries
B3 OCAD University (Toronto)
A18 Roberts Gallery (Toronto)
F8 Colpa Press (San Francisco)
C43 La Castiglione Gallery (Montreal)
B14 The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto)
B10 GALERIE ISABELLE LESMEISTER (Regensburg)
C44 RoFa Projects (Potomac)
F4 CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions (San Francisco)
C32 DNA Gallery (London)
B15 Toronto Biennial of Art (Toronto)
A15 Masters Gallery (Calgary)
A3 Nikola Rukaj Gallery (Toronto)
F6 Electric Works (San Francisco)
C8 Fazakas Gallery (Vancouver)
A17 Mayberry Fine Art (Toronto, Winnipeg)
A11 Rumi Galleries (Oakville)
F8 Et al. (San Francisco)
C46 Franz Kaka (Toronto) C10 Lisa Kehler Art + Projects (Winnipeg)
C40 Jill George Gallery (London)
A2 Todd Merrill Studio (New York)
B7 Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto)
F10 EUQINOM Gallery (San Francisco)
A28 Michael Gibson Gallery (London)
C1 Nicholas Metivier Gallery (Toronto)
A7 Miriam Shiell Fine Art (Toronto)
F9 Exploratorium (San Francisco)
C45 Projet Pangée (Montreal) C33 Quimera (Buenos Aires) C31 Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto)
A10 Mira Godard Gallery (Toronto)
C7 MKG127 (Toronto)
C24 Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco)
F7 Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles)
C16 GOLESTANI (Dusseldorf)
A13 Oeno Gallery (Prince Edward County)
A22 Slate Fine Art Gallery (Regina)
F3 Casemore Kirkeby (San Francisco)
A12 Han Art (Montreal)
A16 Studio 21 Fine Art (Halifax)
F2 Gregory Lind Gallery (San Francisco)
C13 Susan Hobbs Gallery (Toronto)
C3 Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (Montreal, Toronto)
B4 TrépanierBaer Gallery (Calgary)
F1 Night Gallery (Los Angeles)
C26 Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco)
C22 Parisian Laundry (Montreal)
C9 Galerie Trois Points (Montreal)
F5 Royale Projects (Los Angeles)
A27 Galerie Van Der Planken (Antwerp)
A8 Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (London, New York)
C38 Christina Parker Gallery (St. John’s)
C42 renann isaacs contemporary art (Guelph)
C2 Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto)
A14 Odon Wagner Gallery (Toronto)
B5 Catriona Jeffries (Vancouver)
A24 Project Gallery (Toronto)
C39 WINCHESTER GALLERIES (Victoria)
B9 Gallery Jones (Vancouver)
C21 PSM (Berlin)
A26 Dianna Witte Gallery (Toronto)
S2 Louis-Philippe Côté: Galerie Simon Blais (Montreal)
S6 Tyler Los-Jones: JARVIS HALL GALLERY (Calgary)
Amenities VIP Lounge
FOCUS: California Exhibition
AGO McMichael OCAD
C27 Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles)
Mindham Fine Jewellery
C30 Downs & Ross (New York)
C5 Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Los Angeles) C25 Galerie Division (Montreal, Toronto)
A5 Christopher Cutts Gallery (Toronto) A25 Galerie D’Este (Montreal)
Van Der Planken
S5 Micah Lexier: Birch Contemporary (Toronto)
S1 Bu Ou lger ell / ett e
C14 Galerie René Blouin (Montreal)
B19 B18 B17
ELLEPHANT Galerie 3
C19 Galerie Simon Blais (Montreal)
A19 Cosner Gallery at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal (Montreal)
A21 Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron (Ottawa)
C12 Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver)
C18 Galeries Roger Bellemare et Christian Lambert (Montreal)
C17 Galerie Hugues Charbonneau (Montreal)
Exploratorium EUQINOM Colpa / Et al.
A6 Bau-Xi Gallery & Bau-Xi Photo (Toronto, Vancouver) A9 Galerie de Bellefeuille (Montreal, Toronto)
C6 Art Mûr (Berlin, Montreal)
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A1 Angell Gallery (Toronto)
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A23 SANDRA AINSLEY GALLERY (Toronto)
SOLO/ Works by a single artist
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Samsung The Frame
South Café and Bar
B11 Zemack Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv)
Sponsors AXA • Mindham Fine Jewellery • Samsung The Frame RBC Canadian Painting Competition Publication Lounge Featuring premiere print publications such as Aesthetica, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, Ciel variable, C Magazine, Designlines, Esse, Frieze, MONOCLE, and Sculpture Magazine.
FOCUS: California Exhibition
INDOOR/OUTDOOR Luke Butler, Janet Delaney, Woody De Othello, Dave Eggers, Kota Ezawa, Ramiro Gomez, Margie Livingston, Terri Loewenthal, Karen Lofgren, Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim, Rick Prelinger, Alan Rath, Chris Sollars, Larry Sultan, Christine Wang, Kandis Williams, Suné Woods, Karla Wozniak Curated by Glen Helfand and Kim Nguyen
“We only have two kinds of weather in California, magnificent and unusual.” — James M. Cain, The Baby in the Icebox and Other Short Fiction
The shifting terrain and cultural landscape of California is the inspiration for INDOOR/ OUTDOOR, the FOCUS exhibition for Art Toronto 2018. A state that is full of mythologies and truths about maverick ideas and various brands of free-thinking, California is now an international art powerhouse in the south and a world class tech region to the north. Throughout history it has operated as a site for both refuge and rebirth, contributing to its reputation as something akin to an island in America. At the heart of this state is growth—from the wildness of its landscape, to the bounty of its resources, to the boom of its cities. Across the state, artists, as well as galleries, are taking particularly bold, adventurous approaches to their crafts—reinventing, reprocessing, and transcending—while continuing to shape and transform the many versions of California that pervade our imaginations.
Karla Wozniak, Alligator Quilt. Courtesy of Gregory Lind Gallery (F2)
Driven by a tension between fact and fiction, the works in INDOOR/OUTDOOR are, much like the state of California itself, filled with glamour, provocation, and the pursuit of an alternate existence.
Kim Nguyen, Curator and Head of Programs at the CCA Wattis Institute. Photo by Erik Hood
Glen Helfand, Independent writer, Critic, Curator, and Educator. Photo by Pascal Shirley
Janet Delaney, 10th at Folsom Street Courtesy of EUQINOM Gallery (F10)
FOCUS: California Exhibitors
Colpa Press (San Francisco)
Night Gallery (Los Angeles)
CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions (San Francisco)
Royale Projects (Los Angeles)
Electric Works (San Francisco) Booth F6
EUQINOM Gallery (San Francisco) Booth F10
Et al. (San Francisco) Booth F8
Exploratorium (San Francisco) Booth F9
Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles) Booth F7
all weather: three projects in the California landscape
Saturday, October 27, 2:30PM Art Toronto Stage Matthew Schum, Curator, Desert X Suné Woods, Artist Karla Wozniak, Artist Moderated by Glen Helfand
Additional Californian galleries that will participate in Art Toronto’s MAIN section include:
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Los Angeles) Booth C5
Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles) Booth C27
Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco) Booth C26
Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) Booth C24
Casemore Kirkeby (San Francisco) Booth F3
Gregory Lind Gallery (San Francisco) Booth F2
Max Dean, Still-Framed 2018, presented by the Artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery (S1)
Curtis Santiago, Ancestor Rocks, presented by the artist and COOPER COLE (C20)
Robert Wiens, Sugar Maple, presented by the Artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art (C2)
Karen Tam, Morning Blossom, presented by the artist and Galerie Hugues Charbonneau (C17)
Derya Akay & Anne Low, Butter and Breads, Unit 17
Brittany Shepherd, THE TABLE X ART METROPOLE X ART TORONTO
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Monday, October 29 12NOON - 6:00PM Art Toronto Opening Night: A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario Thursday, October 25 6:30 – 10:00PM Collectors’ Preview: Early access for the serious collector Thursday, October 25 4:30 – 10:00PM Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front Street West Admission: General $22 Multi-Day Fair Pass $40 Students and Seniors $15 Children (12 and under) FREE Groups 10+ $15 Tote Bag $10